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Raymond Felton recognized his fit in OKC backcourt

Raymond Felton knew he'd fit with the Thunder, even before general manager Sam Presti was powering through a strong offseason that was only missing a backup point guard. From a sixth-story view from an Oklahoma City hotel on Tuesday, Felton shared a hug with Thunder scout and former NBA guard Mike Wilks, who Felton battled against 12 years ago as a rookie in Charlotte. (NewsOK.com)

Roy Williams tees it up in Nations of Coaches golf event

Peach Jam week has arrived! The up and coming stars of tomorrow, on display in our own back yard. Before getting to the gym, several coaches took to the golf course. It's the annual Natons of Coaches event with some of the biggest names out there. Bruce Pearl, Frank Martin, Bobby Cremins and national champs coach Roy Williams were among those hitting the links. (WRDW.com)

Jeff Lebo back on his feet

The time for basketball camps, summer school, and recruiting is in full swing for Jeff Lebo. The eighth-year ECU men's basketball coach was in his office on Monday, and he wasn't taking his busy steps for granted. “I couldn't walk to the mailbox before,” said Lebo, who was forced to have midseason hip surgery last winter but is once again hitting his stride. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

Former Gatorade exec auctioning off Michael Jordan items

Many of the Michael Jordan memorabilia items Bill Schmidt collected over the years "sat in the back of my mind and my attic," he said. Now, many of them will belong to others. Schmidt is auctioning more than four dozen Jordan-related pieces on the Steiner Auctions Block called "Rare Air Artifacts." Schmidt was instrumental in developing the "Be Like Mike" ad campaign. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC Returning Player Profile – PF Luke Maye

2017 Role/Outlook: Luke Maye will likely start at power forward to begin the season. As the only big man on the team with prior significant minutes, Maye should lead the way in rebounding. He will be called on to stretch the floor with his outside shooting while creating mismatches on both ends of the floor. (Carolina Blue)

Get to Know: Vince Carter

Vince Carter is most known for his 2000 Slam Dunk Contest Title and lengthy career, but his NBA totals are often overlooked. The small forward is fewer than 500 points away from 25,000 for his career. Playing three years for The University of North Carolina, the future Hall-of-Famer helped win back-to-back ACC Championships and appeared in consecutive Final Fours. (Sacramento Kings)

Lucas: Roy Williams Excited For 2017-18

With Cam Johnson on the roster, UNC adds a player who scored 24 points against the Tar Heels in the Smith Center while playing for the Panthers last year. "He got 24 against us, so I'd like him to get 24 against someone else," Roy Williams said. "We're losing Justin Jackson, our leading scorer, so who will step up and score those points and get those minutes?" (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Roy Williams

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams joins the Carolina Insider podcast this week for an exclusive interview breaking down the offseason for the defending NCAA champion Tar Heels, who are engaged in summer school and summer practices in Chapel Hill this month. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas sit with Williams for a 45-minute discussion. (GoHeels.com)

Audio: Utah Jazz Rookie Tony Bradley

Jake Scott and Tony Parks were joined by Utah Jazz Rookie Tony Bradley from Las Vegas Summer League. He spoke on his adjustment to the NBA game, where he feels his game is at, and which coaches he has been working with to improve throughout the Summer. (1280 The Zone)

Danny Green says kids can relate to his story

Spurs guard Danny Green held his youth basketball camp in San Antonio this week. Green's clinic is a chance for youth basketball players to not only work on their skills, but the goal is also to spread a message of hard work and positivity. “I wasn’t the most athletic or most talented, just worked really hard and if you work really hard, whatever it is you want to do, you can do it.” (KSAT.com)

UNC, Duke basketball recruits from Class of 2014 join elite company

Two years after a group of freshmen led Duke to the 2015 national championship, three North Carolina juniors from the same recruiting class helped the Tar Heels claim their own title. Eric Montross, a past championship-winning center for North Carolina, was courtside in April calling the 2017 NCCA national basketball title game for the Tar Heel Sports Network. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Vince Carter Discusses Justin Jackson's Future

After falling short of the national title two years ago, young sharpshooter Justin Jackson made the decision to return to school for one more year. This decision paid off, as his Tar Heels went on to win the championship. “The best decision he made was coming back – he really worked on his game. Defensively, he has a knack” spoke an impressed Vince Carter. (Sacramento Kings)

Michael Jordan part of ownership group interested in buying Marlins

While the MLB world descends on Miami for All-Star Game festivities, a few big names are part of an ownership group ready to lock down a bid for the Marlins. Former New York Yankees great Derek Jeter has been retired for a few years and now he’s ready for his next venture. But part of that ownership group features former UNC and Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan. (Keeping It Heel)

UNCW coaches took different paths to common goal

Summer practice for the UNCW men’s basketball team is a chance for Doug Esleeck, Jackie Manuel and Joe Wolf to teach. The three assistants are working to implement C.B. McGrath’s system before the start of his inaugural season. All three men come from different backgrounds. They all approach coaching in diverse ways. But they all want to win. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC Guard Kenny Williams Undergoes Knee Surgery

Kenny Williams, a rising junior guard at UNC, underwent surgery on his right knee on July 7. The Midlothian, Va., native started 22 of the 26 games in which he played as a sophomore, but missed the final 14 games due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. Williams is expected to be ready to participate when pre-season practice begins in October. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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